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1. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/22/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2019

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Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 7.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

2. PSUG - PowerSchool SIS User Group Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 1/22/2019

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PSUG9.24.18 This registration is set-up for MCIU and virtual attendees specifically for the PowerSchool SIS - Select Non-Credit (Hours) if attending at MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtual for virtual attendance.

All others will need to register directly with the remote hosting IU they will be attending at.out via email early January.

Contact Elaina Wrzesniewski directly at (610) 755-9493 or ewrzesniewski@mciu.org with any questions.

Final Agenda:

  1. Best Practices for Security Groups
  2. CRDC Setup
  3. Attendance Setup
  4. What's New & Updates
  5. Microsoft Azure
  6. Open Discussion - How Are Other Schools Handling Activities/Clubs?
  7. Active Student Directory Sync

3. Cyberbullying & Abuse Online: The Latest and Not So Greatest with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Counselors, Educators and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019

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Cyberbullying is certainly not anything new, but the latest research indicates that its depth and breadth is spreading wider than ever before. Online sexual abuse has become disturbingly prevalent, with Childline reporting the number of contacts about the abuse increased by 250 percent in the last three years. Social media sites are used to connect with others, but also to do harm. The constantly changing world of apps give our youth the ability to connect and engage with the world. Again, sometimes those connections can be truly destructive. This workshop will: Review the latest research addressing cyberbullying; Discuss trending apps that can be problematic, including AfterSchool, Bumble, Discord, IMVU, Live.Me, Mojiit, MyLOL, Omegle, Sarahah, Voxer, Wishbone, Yubo, and others;Examine laws that can hold youth accountable for cyberbullying; Discuss methods and resources to address cyberbullying, as well as current prevention tools. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

4. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades K-5 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/24/2019

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"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

5. Montgomery County School District Special Education Meeting for Directors and Supervisors (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Directors and Supervisors

Dates: 1/24/2019

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Montgomery County School District Special Education Meeting for Directors and Supervisors.

Lunch: Lunch will be served.

6. Threat Assessment Team Training - ONLY Confirmed Teams (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Montgomery County Public School - pre-approved teams ONLY

Dates: 1/25/2019

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NEED FOR THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING

Although schools have a relatively low rate of violent crime in comparison to other settings, concerns about school shootings have stimulated increased school security and use of zero tolerance discipline. School threat assessment is a more proactive and flexible violence prevention practice that is used when an individual threatens to commit a violent act or engages in threatening behavior.

Sessions will be conducted by MCIU staff who have been trained in V-STAG. The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is an evidence-based model for schools to use in conducting threat assessments in K-12 schools.

TEAMS
Teams should be comprised of a minimum of 5 individuals from each school district including administrators, school safety/security personnel and counselors.

DATES - Choose one date to attend.
* January 14, 2019
* January 18, 2019
* January 25, 2019

REGISTER YOUR TEAM:
Contact Lois Winton at lwinton@mciu.org with the list of your district team. Include date, name, title, email, school. Then an email will be sent to the team to register.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

7. eSUG - eSchoolPLUS SIS User Group Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 1/28/2019

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PSUG9.24.18 This registration is set-up for MCIU and virtual attendees specifically for the eSchoolPLUS SIS - Select Non-Credit (Hours) if attending at MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtual for virtual attendance.

All others will need to register directly with the remote hosting IU they will be attending at.

Contact Elaina Wrzesniewski directly at (610) 755-9493 or ewrzesniewski@mciu.org with any questions.

Final Agenda:

  1. PowerSchool Special Education
  2. 4.2 Features
  3. Microsoft Azure
  4. eSchoolPLUS What's New & Updates
  5. CRDC General Overview


8. eSUG - eFinancePLUS User Group Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 1/28/2019

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PSUG9.24.18

This registration is set-up for MCIU and virtual attendees specifically for eFinancePLUS - Select Non-Credit (Hours) if attending at MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtual for virtual attendance.

All others will need to register directly with the remote hosting IU they will be attending at.out via email early January.

Contact Elaina Wrzesniewski directly at (610) 755-9493 or ewrzesniewski@mciu.org with any questions.

Final Agenda:

  1. eFinancePLUS What's New & Updates
  2. Best Practices in Balance Sheet Management


9. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Reading Instruction through Books and Bots (L)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-6 and Librarians

Dates: 1/29/2019

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How can reading instruction be enhanced through the maker movement? Join us and discover how to “read like a maker!” Participants will leave this interactive workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of reading by including not only mentor texts, but also more purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools, such as robots. Each participant will leave with an Ozobot, which will be used during the course of this workshop, and many ideas about how to engage their students in the act of reading through making.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

10. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 01/31/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

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The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

11. What Mathematics is Important for Algebra II and Precalculus? Gail Burrill (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Mathematics Teachers Gr. 6-12, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

Have you ever wondered, "What should students know so they are prepared for career and collegiate level mathematics? Why are concepts such a functions, logarithms and trigonometry important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?" Join us for a professional learning opportunity with Gail Burrill, Mathematics Specialist from Michigan State University, to gain answers to these questions.

FLYER

Snow date: February 21, 2019
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

12. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

13. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 2/1/2019

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

14. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 2/04/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/4/2019

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Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

15. MVP Zoom User Group Meeting- Credit Recovery

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 2/5/2019

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Join MVP and its partner school for a "Zoom" discussion. In this session we will be discussing Unit and Credit Recovery Sharing and learning together, finding solutions that work, and honing best practices will be our goal.

Unit/Credit Recovery 2/5/19 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join from PC, Mac, iOS, or Android https://paiu.zoom.us/j/6107559324

16. Emerging Tech | Reel Series: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Librarians and Coaches

Dates: 2/6/2019

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Augmented and Virtual Reality. We will explore the spectrum of Virtual Reality resources through 360 photos and videos, with and without a headset. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to use when implementing mixed reality in their environments. The cost of a VR headset is included in the workshop price. .

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

17. Engaging Students and Meeting Standards with Document Based Questions (DBQ) in History Class (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

Document-Based Questions (DBQ) are an excellent way to incorporate historical thinking with literacy at all levels. Through the usage of well-designed DBQs, educators are empowered to teach students to read, write, and think critically about historical questions. DBQs provide teachers with a wealth of primary and secondary sources, which is what PA CORE Literacy Standards require teachers to use. DBQs also tap into the analytical skills being asked of our students as they tackle evidence-based writing like the TDA. Join us for this relevant workshop led by The DBQ Project experts themselves!

Each district may register only two participants up until November 30th. After November 30th, a district may register additional participants.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: A catered lunch will be provided.

18. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 2/6/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

19. Emerging Tech | Introduction to Coding with the Micro:bit (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-6 Educators

Dates: 2/6/2019

Have you heard about “coding” but been skeptical about the idea of adding one more thing into your day? Come curious and ready to explore how coding can be meaningfully embedded into the upper elementary curriculum and gain experience with resources that can be used in your classroom. The cost of this workshop includes a Micro:bit; a physical tool that you can bring back to your students! You will leave with experience and resources for engaging your students in the “Hour of Code” in December.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

20. Computer Science Fundamentals: A Workshop for Elementary Teachers (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/7/2019

This free, one-day professional development workshop provides participants with knowledge and confidence in teaching computer science basics and experience using online and "unplugged" computer science activities. No previous experience is necessary and participants leave with a bound paper copy of the CS Fundamentals curriculum guide as well as a link to order free teaching materials. The CS Fundamentals curriculum consists of CSTA standards-aligned courses for K-5 students that build upon each other to ensure continuing students stay interested and learn new things. This allows you to use the same course at any grade level for all students, regardless of their experience. There is also a CS Fundamentals Express that combines the best of the elementary courses and is appropriate for middle and high school students.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

21. Hazing & Youth: Rights, Responsibilities and Tim’s Law with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 2/13/2019

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Hazing in college fraternities has dominated headlines in recent months, most recently with the passing of the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, or “Tim’s Law”. What is often not recognized is the reality that hazing is more prevalent in our high-schools than our colleges and universities. “Tim’s Law” is the most stringent hazing law in the country, and applies to not only colleges & universities, but high-schools as well. Some of the most important information learned about school hazing in recent years has come from research conducted by Alfred University and the University of Maine. Hazing is more common among high-school students, and for many students, their first hazing experience occurs in middle-school. In recent years, hazing has become more violent and sexualized. Researchers have also discovered that school hazing was as demeaning, dangerous, and violent as hazing among college students. Additionally, many schools are unaware of the prevalence of hazing, or their responsibilities in effectively addressing it. The Associated Press examined sexual violence in sports in its review of over 17,000 cases of student-on-student sexual assaults. Violence on some teams is so normalized it has persisted for years, and the AP fund multiple cases where adults knew and failed to intervene. This workshop will: Review current hazing research; Look at PA’s new “Tim’s Law” addressing hazing in higher education, as well as high-schools; Examine the role and responsibilities of schools in addressing hazing; Discuss legal rulings focusing on hazing and schools; Review hazing education and prevention models, including bystander intervention. Light Breakfast and Lunch are Provided

22. Math for the Autistic Brain

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special education teachers K-12, administrators, related service providers.

Dates: 2/13/2019 to 3/28/2019

Students with complex instructional needs may struggle to learn every day math concepts. Day One of this workshop will address how the brain learns math, the use of the PA Math Standards to guide what to teach as well as assessment options. Participants will gain practical experience with the PA Math Standards, have time to practice new skills as well as review assessment materials. Day Two will focus on what your assessment data showed, instructional practices as well as ongoing assessment needs. A variety of instructional strategies and discussions groups will be utilized to support engagement and learning.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

23. CS First with Google (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 4-8 Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 2/14/2019

CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science curriculum materials that engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8. Facilitators use the video content to teach kids coding basics with Scratch, a block-based coding tool. Anyone can teach CS First - no computer science experience needed! The CS First kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun passports and stickers for the students. Join over 1,000,000 students in over 30,000 classrooms in 75 countries using the CS First curriculum.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

24. PARA SERIES: Using Errorless Teaching in Intensive ABA Programs

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/14/2019

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the Using Errorless Teaching in Intensive ABA Programs workshop special education paraprofessionals will be able to:
* Identify concepts of the VB-MAPP as well as Skinner's verbal operants.
* Understand basic principles on how to implement the verbal operants using errorless teaching and error correction procedures.
* Use modeling and practice to support skill development.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

25. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 02/14/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 2/14/2019

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

26. Competent Learner Model- Current CLM Participants (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Current CLM Participants (Spring Ford and Abington Only)

Dates: 2/15/2019

Participants in this workshop will cover topics that include: implementation of CLM formats, data collection and assessment. Opportunity to work through additional online course of study units as well as interacting with other CLM implementers will be provided.

This training is held at the MCIU OR you may attend virtually. For those participants attending virtually you will receive instructions prior to the event.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Please bring CLM binders for online unit work as well as headphones

Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

27. Let's Get It Write- An Overview of Writing Workshop (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Literacy teachers and leaders in K-8

Dates: 2/15/2019

In this professional development session, participants will dive into writing and learn about the instructional model known as Writing Workshop. Throughout this interactive workshop, participants will see ways to establish a writing culture and create a community of writers in their classrooms. This session is meant to help one be sure the pieces are in place to create a physical, emotional, and cognitive environment ripe for workshop. Special areas of focus for the session will include the teacher as writer and the importance of conferring with clear, actionable steps.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

Participants will need to bring Current Writer's Notebook (or a single-subject notebook that could become one's Writer's Notebook).

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

28. PARA SERIES: Achieving Greatness - Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Executive Functioning Weakness

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/15/2019

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the Achieving Greatness - Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Executive Functioning Weakness workshop, special education paraprofessional will be able to:
* Gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that the can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs.
* Identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

29. Trauma Training 101 for Educators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Emotional Support Staff

Dates: 2/15/2019

Learn the basics of Trauma-Informed Care in a school setting. Participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the implications of trauma on student performance. Participants will gain skills in creating a trauma-sensitive classroom to improve student achievement.

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM

30. Trauma Training 101 for Clinical Staff

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: MCIU Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 2/15/2019

Learn the basics of Trauma-Informed Care in a school setting. Participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impacts of trauma on development. Participants will learn about identification and intervention of trauma when working with students. Participants will gain skills to support students in their learning environment.

Registration will begin at 12:00 PM

31. AP Computer Science Principles Code.org (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2019

This free, one-day professional development workshop introduces participants to the Code.org CS Principles curriculum and materials for students in grades 9-12. The Code.org CS Principles curriculum is aligned to the CSTA standards and the AP CS Principles curriculum and exam. The course structure and optional professional learning program allow any teacher, regardless of their experience with computer science, to be successful. Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can change the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

32. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 02/20/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/20/2019

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

33. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 02/20/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 2/20/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

34. Enhancing Mathematical Problem Solving and Discourse Grades K-5 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/26/2019

Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in discussing solutions to tasks that are designed to enhance mathematical reasoning and problem solving while providing multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks as well as the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

35. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

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This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

36. Foundations of Visible Learning with Kristin R. Anderson (STEM) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/27/2019

Join us in exploring John Hattie's Visible Learning and the major factors that influence student learning and achievement. Educators who understand which factors have the greatest impact on student achievement can make strategic decisions based on evidence to maximize their time, energy, and resources.

Visible Learning is not another initiative to layer on top of other programs and priorities, nor is it a simple checklist of strategies. Rather, the work of Visible Learning stems from a deep understanding of the world's most extensive evidence base on what works best in raising student achievement. Participants will delve into the research to better understand the characteristics of visible learners and the potential for Visible Learning to transform school systems.

All participants will receive a copy of the Visible Learning Foundation Day Workbook.

Subscribers registering prior to February 6, 2019 will have a cost of $200. All other participants will be charged $275.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

37. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 2/28/2019

This council is limited to Montgomery County Public Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

38. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing (L) 02/28/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2019

This module addresses writing instruction for children in grades K-2 who need to be taught the component skills that underlie composition. Drawing on recent research that explains that cognitive and linguistic components of composition skills, a framework for analyzing writing samples is applied to examples of students at several different achievement levels. Instruction that builds automaticity in critical components while teaching children stages of the writing process is explained and modeled. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 9 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

39. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/28/2019

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

40. College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 2/28/2019

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

The College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC) will provide a format for an exchange of best practices and lessons learned as college and career readiness efforts are expanded throughout the county.

This council is limited to Montgomery County school districts and CTEs. Participants will include key CCR leaders designated by their school districts as well as career and technical education leaders and local workforce advocates.

41. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public High School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 2/28/2019

This council is limited to Montgomery County Public High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

42. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 3/1/2019 to 3/31/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

43. Montgomery County SWPBIS Administrator Networking Day (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: District and Building Level Administrators currently participating in the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network.

Dates: 3/4/2019

This Professional Learning Community opportunity is designed for administrators who lead, develop and sustain SWPBIS data, systems, and practices. Current district and building level administrators are invited to share current experiences and collectively learn about new research and resources throughout the year. An optional book study will also be made available to all participants.



Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

44. Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for Cohort #2 DAY 3 (College and Career Readiness)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Participants for these trainings should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

Dates: 3/4/2019

This year MCIU will be offering the second Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for districts looking to write or update their Act 339 Career Readiness Plans. The training will mirror content provided to the first cohort of districts last year during the five-day series, but is condensed into three days with a “showcase event” to be scheduled in 2019-2020.

As required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, districts partnered with regional Career and Technical Centers, need to develop and update Act 339 plans that include career awareness exploration and planning in alignment with the Career, Education, and Work Standards. In addition, with the release of the Future Readiness PA Index, the public facing report card for schools, will include a Career Readiness Indicator and an Industry Based Credential component.

These trainings will provide guidance and technical assistance to participants in writing the ACT 339 plans to include current workforce trends, career and technical education opportunities, and aligned post-secondary training options.

Participants for these training sessions are limited to Montgomery County public schools and should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

The training will be offered in three sessions:

1. Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30-3:30
2. Monday, December 3, 2018 from 8:30 to 3:30
3. Monday, March 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

The cost per team for the three-day series is $350. We will accommodate as many team members as possible. If we reach maximum room capacity we may need to revisit team sizes and will be in contact.

Registration for each participant is required separately for each day of the series.

***LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN***

45. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Reading Instruction through Books and Bots (L)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-6 and Librarians

Dates: 3/5/2019

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How can reading instruction be enhanced through the maker movement? Join us and discover how to “read like a maker!” Participants will leave this interactive workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of reading by including not only mentor texts, but also more purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools, such as robots. Each participant will leave with an Ozobot, which will be used during the course of this workshop, and many ideas about how to engage their students in the act of reading through making.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

46. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Staff involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 3/5/2019

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

47. Revising as a Way to "Teach Grammar" at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 3/6/2019

Students learn to write by emulating others. This includes learning the grammatical structures of written language. During this workshop, participants will examine the traditional approach to grammar instruction and will explore what research indicates to be effective practices for today’s classrooms. Practical methods and strategies for teaching grammar including sentence combining, the study of models, and collaborative writing will be explored. With the support of the work of various teacher-researchers, participants will learn how to tinker with language by revising to construct more complex and sophisticated sentences. This workshop honors the process-approach to teaching writing while offering participants practical ideas on how to use heuristics and more.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

48. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 3/8/2019

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

49. Advancing Advanced Learners (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 3/12/2019

There are advanced learners in every classroom... at every grade level... in every school. It can be difficult to adequately meet the needs of these learners. In this interactive workshop you will learn specific strategies for creative and meaningful ways to challenge advanced learners across the curriculum so that they can reach their potential.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

50. MVP Zoom User Group Meeting- Course Advancement and Dual Enrollment

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 3/12/2019

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Join MVP and its partner school for a "Zoom" discussion. In this session we will be discussing Course Advancement and Dual Enrollment. Sharing and learning together, finding solutions that work, and honing best practices will be our goal.

Unit/Course Advancement and Dual Enrollment 3/12/19 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join from PC, Mac, iOS, or Android https://paiu.zoom.us/j/6107559324

51. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 3/13/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

52. Teen Life: The Top Ten Social Issues of Teens Today with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 3/13/2019

Wait List
Life for teens has changed in recent years, with many of our kids facing difficulties and issues that previous generations have not. While some of the issues are the same, digital speech and electronic media have altered the adolescent universe. From mental health issues to concerns of safety to substance use and abuse – teens are facing a combination of challenges that are further complicated by their social media habits and media consumption. This workshop will review the “top ten” challenges our youth are facing, as well as resources to help address those challenges. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

53. Sustaining Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Makerspace Teachers, Librarians, Administrators

Dates: 3/14/2019

So...you have a Makerspace in your school. Now what? It’s time to think deeply about its purpose and expanding its role in your school community! This workshop is focused on connecting teachers, librarians and administrators to evaluate your Makerspace vision, identify deeper core content connections and brainstorm maker careers to expose to students.

Please consider bringing a school team of 3-4 people to this workshop. The purpose of bringing a school team is to evaluate your Makerspace vision and plan for the future. Three or more registrants from the same district will receive a discounted registration fee of $65 per person (subscriber price) or $100 per person (non-subscriber price).

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

54. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 03/14/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 3/14/2019

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

55. Gifted Education Network Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Gifted Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

Montgomery County Public School Network meeting for teachers of gifted education students.

56. PARA SERIES: The Conflict Cycle - Understanding and Responding to Student Behavior

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/15/2019

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the The Conflict Cycle - Understanding and Responding to Student Behavior workshop, special education paraprofessional will be able to:
* Identify and define the conflict cycle.
* Explain the stages of the conflict cycle and possible causes at each stage.
*Identify strategies to implement when responding to student behavior.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

57. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 3/18/2019

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and Montgomery County technical school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

58. MCIU Math and Science Collaborative Conversations

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 3/18/2019

This opportunity is for professional staff who have a leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. During these sessions, math and science specific topics will be discussed.

59. Making Writing with Angela Stockman (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Librarians and Literacy Leaders

Dates: 3/20/2019

Learn from #makewriting guru, Angela Stockman in this professional development workshop focusing on how you can infuse making into writing and vice versa. The first 25 participants will receive a copy of Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind.

FLYER
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one-hour lunch break. Please bring a brown bagged lunch to ensure a prompt afternoon start time.

60. ESL Teacher Networking Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County ESL Teachers

Dates: 3/20/2019

Interested in connecting with other ESL professionals across the county? Join us for collaborative conversations where we will talk about problems of practice and share ideas. If you have questions or solutions, please be prepared to engage in the conversation!

This meeting will be virtual, so you can join us from the comfort of your own classroom or couch. Login details will be provided to registered participants the morning of the session.

61. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Solving the Equation - Co-Teaching in the Math Classroom (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/20/2019

Join us as we unpack some of the most complex aspects of co-teaching! We will be puling in other voices from our organization to provide strategies that address current issues and trends around co-teaching.

Register for one or all topics that interest you. The day of the event you will receive an email invitation to join the webinar virtually.

All meetings are virtual 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

* November 15 2018: Meshing Classroom Mangagement Philosophies in the Co-Taught Classroom
* January 16, 2019: Autism and Co-Teaching
* March 20, 2019: Solving the Equation: Co-Teaching in the Math Classroom
* June 5, 2019: Dealing with the Unknown: A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures

For questions, contact Christine Butterfield at Cbutterfield@mciu.org .

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62. MCIU PIIC REGIONAL Networking Meeting 03/22/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 3/22/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

This is the SE REGIONAL Meeting (CCIU, BCIU, DCIU & MCIU). Participants must register for this meeting with their sequential IU. This site is for participants in the Montgomery County IU area only. Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions.

63. Montgomery County PA PBIS Coaches Networking Day (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: School District and school personnel in the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network

Dates: 3/25/2019

Join your local colleagues for a PBIS networking opportunity! This two hour opportunity is open to Montgomery County district/school coaches implementing or training to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)! Get up-to-speed on the most recent, researched-based information from the state level. School building/district coaches looking to build on their practices, data, and systems of the SWPBIS framework are invited to attend.

64. CS in Algebra (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Mathematics Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 3/26/2019

Algebra goes beyond just solving for x, and Code.org CS in Algebra goes beyond just writing code. Through using an easy-to-learn block based language, students will practice problem decomposition, clear communication through documentation, testing their own functions against example cases and input/output tables, and much more.

This one-day professional development workshop provides participants with knowledge and confidence in teaching the Code.org CS in Algebra curriculum. The curriculum's twenty lessons teach algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming and video game design.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

65. aimswebPlus: Getting Started with Benchmarking and Progress Monitoring (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School Psychologists, School Leaders

Dates: 3/27/2019

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In this training, participants will learn the essentials of using aimswebPlus for benchmark screening and progress monitoring. This workshop will provide instruction on how to fluently navigate within the aimswebPlus accounts at the class, group, and student levels. Participants will examine how to collect benchmark and progress monitoring data using the online assessment platform and digital record forms. There will be a basic review to support the understanding and interpretation of reports available within the aimswebPlus system.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Enrollment will be limited to 2 people per district until February 28, 2019. After 2/28/19, the enrollment will be open to all until filled.

66. Nature-Based STEM for ALL

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers who teach Science

Dates: 3/27/2019

MCIU has partnered with Riverbend, a facility on a 30 acre preserve in Gladwyne, PA, whose main mission and purpose is to motivate and educate the next generation of care for our natural world through nature-based STEM education programs. Nature-based STEM is a way to engage all students in STEM, using authentic experiences in nature. This 1-day training will allow participants to experience a hands-on introduction to Inquiry Based learning and the 5E cycle in nature through building science skills like observation, questioning and collecting evidence. Participants will conduct hands-on nature based investigations using science practices and nature journaling at Riverbend’s 30-acre nature preserve. After experiencing nature-based STEM in the morning, will work in the classroom setting to learn strategies for using nature-based STEM to support existing curriculum goals. Focus will be placed on strategies for making Nature-Based STEM accessible for ALL students and breaking down barriers that could potentially be in place. Teacher participants will receive access to Riverbend’s Teacher network which includes hands-on science lessons and resources that encourage inquire based lessons in the classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

67. REEL Series: Making Thinking Visible Through Technology (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-8

Dates: 3/27/2019

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Making Thinking Visible Through Technology. How do you know if students are truly understanding content? Participants will engage with screencasting tools, Seesaw, Google Drawings and various other tools during the course of the day to create representations of their own learning and experience how technology can give us insights into student thoughts and perceptions.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

68. Design Thinking 101: Elementary Edition

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-6 Teachers

Dates: 3/28/2019

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Design Thinking is a student-centered learning design strategy that allows students to get the most out of the creative process and can be used in every subject and across the K-12 continuum (John Spencer and AJ Juliani). Design Thinking is gaining popularity within the K-12 world as more schools look to create optimal student centered learning environments and are rethinking their learning spaces. However, knowing what it is and how to actually make it work in your classroom are two very different things. Come to this day long session and connect with other educators to learn more about design thinking and how it could be utilized in your classroom to create more meaningful learning opportunities for your students.

Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

69. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2019 to 4/30/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

70. Teaching Tolerance: Facilitating Critical Conversations (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 4/3/2019

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This interactive workshop will help teachers explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. Participants will engage in personal reflection and examine some common beliefs and biases that can affect their ability to engage in productive conversations. They will learn strategies for creating supportive learning environments that encourage risk-taking during critical conversations. Finally, they'll investigate methods of teaching about implicit bias, race, and other critical topics.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

71. SWIS User Training for Existing SWIS Subscribers (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 4/4/2019

School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a confidential, web-based, school decision system for social climate and discipline data. It collects, summarizes, and provides informational data to monitor patterns of problem behavior across the school. School staff has immediate access to identify contexts where systems can be improved to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is to train additional users on existing school SWIS subscriptions.

By invitation only: this workshop is for personnel in schools with previously established SWIS accounts. Any questions on eligibility, please contact Karen Stover-Perri at kstover@mciu.org .

72. SWIS User Training for Existing SWIS Subscribers (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 4/4/2019

School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a confidential, web-based, school decision system for social climate and discipline data. It collects, summarizes, and provides informational data to monitor patterns of problem behavior across the school. School staff has immediate access to identify contexts where systems can be improved to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is to train additional users on existing school SWIS subscriptions.

By invitation only: this workshop is for personnel in schools with previously established SWIS accounts. Any questions on eligibility, please contact Karen Stover-Perri at kstover@mciu.org .

73. The Mindful Classroom Series II

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators that have completed the Mindful Classroom Series I

Dates: 4/9/2019 to 5/21/2019

Prerequisite: This workshop was developed for teachers who successfully completed the Mindful Classroom Series I. Teachers are expected to have maintained a daily mindful practice.

Participants will meet for four sessions and will be exposed to and develop classroom application of mindful skills. Participants will develop and be supported with delivering mindful lessons to students. The course will sharpen participant's abilities to bring mindfulness to their students by asking them to develop and model lessons to the group. There will be at least two hours of expected work conducted outside each session.

Objectives:

* Participants will craft mindful language appropriate for a variety of audiences, including students, parents, co-workers, and administrators.
* Participants will create and deliver classroom activities to teach mindfulness to children.
* Participants will gain access to and help create a Mindful Online Community that will compile classroom activities developed by peers.
* Participants will interact with the instructor by keeping a weekly reflective journal, that will ensure a personalized experience.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

74. MCIU PIIC REGIONAL Networking Meeting 04/11/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 4/11/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

This is the SE REGIONAL Meeting (CCIU, BCIU, DCIU & MCIU). Participants must register for this meeting with their designated IU. This site is for participants in the Montgomery County IU area only. Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions.

75. Federal Programs Council - Meaningful Consultation

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 4/18/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

76. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 4/24/2019

New
Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

77. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 4/25/2019

New
Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

78. PARA SERIES: Building Bridges - Using High Yield Strategies to Promote Peer Interaction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessinals

Dates: 4/26/2019

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the Building Bridges - Using High Yield Strategies to Promote Peer Interaction workshop will be able to:
* Examine paraprofessional roles in supporting peer interaction withing the classroom.
* Identify potential barriers to promoting peer interaction.
* Identify high yield strategies for supporting and promoting peer interactions.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

79. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 4/26/2019

Participants to this training will address coaching issues around the implementation of CLM in their schools or IU programs. Opportunity for problem solving, networking and review of new information from Tucci Learning Systems will be part of the day.

This training is held at the MCIU OR you may attend virtually. For those participants attending virtually you will receive instructions prior to the event.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Bring a brown bagged lunch.

80. LETRS Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabification and Advanced Decoding (L) 04/29/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 4/29/2019

This module addresses the instructional needs of students in grades 3-12 who must consolidate their skill in reading and spelling in multisyllabic words. The module addresses five major topics including the reading brain, word origin, and why it matters, instruction, and implementation of classroom instruction in advanced decoding skills. Participants learn to identify words from Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek origins: six regular syllable types in English; routines for teaching syllabication; word building and word analysis with prefixes, roots and suffixes; and models for effective instructional routines. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 10 book.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

81. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2019 to 5/31/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

82. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 5/1/2019

New
Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

83. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County District Leaders

Dates: 5/3/2019

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

84. Current Drug Trends in Teens: Part 2 with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 5/7/2019

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Current research into the substance use and abuse of youth indicates there is both good news and bad news. While one nationwide study found that illicit drug use, other than marijuana, had reached the lowest levels in the past two decades there is also reason for concern. The not so good news revealed an increase in usage of certain drugs, and a real decline in the perception of risk from using a number of substances. Drug trends among youth are a mix of the old and the new. Teens are using substances that have been here a long time, such as marijuana and hallucinogens. Newer trends include the use of synthetic drugs and kratom. Large numbers of youth vape, or “juul”. All of this coupled with the normalization of marijuana indicates we have much to do to understand and address the current drug trends among our youth. This workshop will: Address the current research on substance use and abuse among youth; Examine the use of K2 and Spice; Look at the use of Kratom and its short & long-term side effects; Examine the latest trends of juuling and vaping; Discuss the re-emergence of hallucinogens; Look at the prevalence of prescription drug use among teens; Continue the dialogue on marijuana; Review specific prevention programs for youth K – 12. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

85. A Beginners Guide to Project Based Learning (PBL) (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: General Education & Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors and Administrators

Dates: 5/8/2019

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic instructional approach where teachers provide real-world problems, challenges or complex questions to students so that they can gain a deeper understanding of content while developing critical thinking, creativity and communication skills. Do you find yourself wondering how to get started implementing and/or assessing PBL? This workshop will provide you with an overview of how to design an authentic project connected to your content as well as how to assess project based learning tasks.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

86. ESL Teacher Networking Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2019

Interested in connecting with other ESL professionals across the county? Join us for collaborative conversations where we will talk about problems of practice and share ideas. If you have questions or solutions, please be prepared to engage in the conversation!

This meeting will be virtual, so you can join us from the comfort of your own classroom or couch. Login details will be provided to registered participants the morning of the session.

87. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 5/9/2019

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

88. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/10/2019

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

89. Genre-Specific Process Writing (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/15/2019

This workshop will provide 3-8 teachers with "big ideas" in writing in all genres...narrative, informational, and opinion/argumentative and how they are applied to explicit core writing instruction. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for each genre will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the critical features of each genre, will engage in writing for a variety purposes (and for different disciplines), and will experience the value of collaborative writing.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

90. Elementary Principals Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Elementary Principals in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 5/15/2019

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school Elementary Principals or his/her designee and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

91. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 5/17/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

92. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course - CPI Initial Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 5/21/2019

This newly revised workshop provides participants with the skills needed to de-escalate potentially violent situations in school settings. Through expanded role-playing[laying and skill oriented participation, the Crisis Prevention Institute approach will help prepare staff to maintain control during potential crisis situations. Participants will complete workbook and culminating tests. Participants must attend both days.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

93. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 5/20/2019

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff Montgomery County technical school staffand must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

94. MCIU Math and Science Collaborative Conversations

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 5/20/2019

This opportunity is for professional staff who have a leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. During these sessions, math and science specific topics will be discussed.

95. Montgomery County SWPBIS Administrator Networking Day

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: District and Building Level Administrators currently participating in the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network.

Dates: 5/20/2019

This Professional Learning Community opportunity is designed for administrators who lead, develop and sustain SWPBIS data, systems, and practices. Current district and building level administrators are invited to share current experiences and collectively learn about new research and resources throughout the year. An optional book study will also be made available to all participants.



Registration: Begins at 3:30 PM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

96. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/21/2019

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

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This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

97. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 05/29/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 5/29/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

98. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 05/30/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 5/30/2019

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

99. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Staff involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 5/30/2019

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

100. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2019 to 6/30/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

101. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Dealing with the Unknown - A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 6/5/2019

Join us as we unpack some of the most complex aspects of co-teaching! We will be puling in other voices from our organization to provide strategies that address current issues and trends around co-teaching.

Register for one or all topics that interest you. The day of the event you will receive an email invitation to join the webinar virtually.

All meetings are virtual 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

* November 15 2018: Meshing Classroom Mangagement Philosophies in the Co-Taught Classroom
* January 16, 2019: Autism and Co-Teaching
* March 20, 2019: Solving the Equation: Co-Teaching in the Math Classroom
* June 5, 2019: Dealing with the Unknown: A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures

For questions, contact Christine Butterfield at Cbutterfield@mciu.org .

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